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Chief of Staff

COL Jeffrey L. Milhorn

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Colonel Jeffrey Milhorn was commissioned an Engineer from ROTC at the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1990. He served in multiple company grade assignments as a Sapper & Support Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Assistant S3 of Training & Operations, Battalion S4, Assistant Brigade Engineer, and Company Commander. Highlighting those assignments, COL Milhorn served in the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, 307th Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 65th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

From July 1998 to December 1999, COL Milhorn was selected for an Army Fellowship and earned a Master of Science in Engineering while attending the University of Texas at Austin. Afterward, COL Milhorn was assigned to the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he served as a Project Engineer at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and earned his Professional Engineer License from the State of Missouri. Upon completion of the Command & General Staff College in 2002, COL Milhorn was assigned as the Assistant Division Engineer in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, and deployed as the CTF Engineer in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Upon redeployment, COL Milhorn was assigned as S3, 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division and again deployed, jointly serving as the S3 for the Theater Mine Clearance Battalion and CJTF-180 Chief of Engineer Plans in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. After the 10th Mountain Division, COL Milhorn attended the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, and served as a Joint Staff Officer with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Chantilly, Virginia.

In 2006, COL Milhorn was assigned as Commander, 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Bamberg, Germany. During this period, the battalion participated in OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. He then served as the Deputy Chief of Operations, U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. Upon completion of this tour, COL Milhorn was assigned as a National Security Fellow at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After completion of his fellowship in 2010, COL Milhorn served as Commander, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; serving as the Theater Engineer Brigade across the Pacific & Korea in support of U.S. Army Pacific, while providing support to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, OPERATION NEW DAWN, OPERATION TOMODACHI and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Following Brigade Command in 2012, COL Milhorn was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff, International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is currently serving as the Chief of Staff of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

COL Milhorn is a native of Shalimar, Florida, and is married to Debbie Milhorn. Together, they have a son, Chase, and two daughters, Lindsay and Kailey.

    Mission Statement

    1CD prepares lethal, flexible, agile Division HQ and Brigades competent in Combined Arms Maneuver and Wide Area Security to execute missions to Prevent, Shape, Win as directed.

    Leader

    A focus on training and readiness ensures that any element of the 1st Cavalry Division will be prepared to accomplish any mission thanks to our outstanding Soldiers.

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